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Thu Jul 13, 2017, 11:36 AM

WOW!: Sessions not disclosing contacts w/Russians because it would invade his "personal privacy"

But it is not clear Sessions was acting in his official when he met with Kislyak during the campaign. As the Wall Street Journal has reported, one of Sessions’ meetings with Kislyak happened at the Republican National Convention — an event Sessions traveled to and from using campaign funds. What’s more, a person who was at the RNC told the Journal that Sessions and Kislyak discussed the Trump campaign.



In the margin of the single-page disclosure released on Thursday, Sessions cites two statutory justifications for not disclosing information about his meetings with Russians. Both of them claim disclosure*** “would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.”***



In late May, CNN broke news that Sessions — arguably Trump’s highest-profile supporter in Congress during the campaign — didn’t disclose any meetings he had with Russian officials on a security clearance form he filed ahead of becoming attorney general, despite being required “to list ‘any contact’ he or his family had with a ‘foreign government’ or its ‘representatives’ over the past seven years.”


https://thinkprogress.org/jeff-sessions-blank-sheet-of-paper-russia-contacts-9f9050877e96

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Reply WOW!: Sessions not disclosing contacts w/Russians because it would invade his "personal privacy" (Original post)
kpete Thursday OP
Achilleaze Thursday #1
malaise Thursday #2
kstewart33 Monday #20
jehop61 Thursday #3
volstork Thursday #5
bettyellen Thursday #6
leftstreet Saturday #11
smirkymonkey Monday #19
Sanity Claws Thursday #4
SusanaMontana41 Sunday #17
GeorgeGist Thursday #7
DefenseLawyer Saturday #8
brush Saturday #9
VermontKevin Saturday #10
oasis Saturday #12
librechik Saturday #13
BobTheSubgenius Saturday #14
Mr. Ected Saturday #15
Stryst Sunday #16
pangaia Monday #18

Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jul 13, 2017, 11:39 AM

1. republican perjurers placing "personal privacy" over America's security

totally sucks out loud.

Sessions needs to be prosecuted for perjury and collusion with an enemy of the USA.

His craven, boot-licking submission to the republican Draft-Dodger-in-Chief is shameful on an epic scale.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jul 13, 2017, 11:40 AM

2. LOCK HIM UP

NOW

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 04:12 PM

20. Astonishing. The top law enforcement officer in the US won't cooperate in a federal investigation.

In the end, it probably won't matter. Mueller will get the goods on Sessions via another route. Probably via Flynn, Page, or Manafort.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jul 13, 2017, 11:41 AM

3. Since personal privacy

is so important, why all the anti abortion laws piling up?

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Response to jehop61 (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 13, 2017, 11:56 AM

5. Excellent point.

Privacy is only important if you are a misogynistic, racist, homophobic leader in the pub party. All others need not apply.

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Response to jehop61 (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 13, 2017, 12:20 PM

6. Amazing isn't it?

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Response to jehop61 (Reply #3)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 12:02 PM

11. +1

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Response to jehop61 (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 03:46 PM

19. Exactly! What a hypocrite!

Why are there certain rules for us that they are exempted from? This is bullshit!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jul 13, 2017, 11:45 AM

4. Then his security clearance should be immediately revoked

He is not entitled to a security clearance. It is a privilege. To get a security clearance, it seems that all contacts, whether allegedly personal or in a formal capacity, are relevant.

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Response to Sanity Claws (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 07:35 PM

17. That's a good start. eom

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jul 13, 2017, 02:40 PM

7. IOW ...

He's guilty of collusion.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 11:39 AM

8. It just shows how stupid he is

That this stupid answer was the best he could come up with. He could at least claim that public disclosure would harm national security. That answer is just as untrue, but it's at least an argument.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 11:43 AM

9. HTF does he think he can be AG while worried about personal privacy?

What are you hiding, Beauregard?

The top cop in the land should be the most transparent person in the land.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 11:56 AM

10. Sounds like hookers to me.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 12:07 PM

12. Weasely termite. nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 12:10 PM

13. As a a fine southern gentleman he's entitled

They're only discussing which title he wants. Your Royal Highness, Duke of Alabama, or simply Lord of the New Comfederacy. They'll settle after The Russians crown Trump Emperor of the expanded Russian Protectorate.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 12:39 PM

14. I don't see why this is so difficult for him.

Obviously, nothing he can say or do now can fix this - he's irrevocably lost his security virginity, so to speak. But, what seems equally obvious to me is.....if you don't want to conform to the requirements, don't join. If you want to drink alcohol more than you want to be a Mormon, please...by all means, don't be a Mormon.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 12:42 PM

15. And Bill Clinton's relationship with Monica Lewinsky wasn't a matter of personal privacy?

Let's not forget: the FBI was already certain that Sessions would recuse himself from the Trump/Russia investigation prior to its happening. To date, we still have no idea what formed the basis of that opinion.

Something tells me it wasn't over privacy matters.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 12:51 PM

16. Dude, Jeff....

When I got my security clearance in the Air Force, they called my freaking MOM. I had to remember every place I had EVER lived, and try to do a pretty good job of telling them every person I had ever interacted with. And while this interview was going on, they were going over my personal communication and finance with a fine tooth comb.

All of that was so that I would be allowed to calibrate equipment in high security labs. You want a leadership position for the greatest empire the world has ever seen. So suck it the f**k up and either be honest, or quit, but quit fence sitting and hoping that nothing sticks to you. It's starting to sicken us.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 03:24 PM

18. Nobody with a name like Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III deserves

personal privacy.

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